Yom Hashoah 2017 | The Whole Megillah’s Top Ten Holocaust Books for Children & Young Adults

In commemoration of Yom Hashoah 2017, I’m listing here my Top 10 Holocaust Books for Children and Young Adults (published since 2010), in no particular order:

  1. Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman (Balzer + Bray, 2014)
  2. Once and Then by Morris Gleitzman (Henry Holt, 2010 and 2011)
  3. Requiem: Poems from the Terezin Ghetto by Paul Janeczko (Candlewick, 2011)
  4. The Whispering Town by Jennifer Elvgren and illustrated by Fabio Santomauro (Kar-Ben, 2014)
  5. The Nazi Hunters by Neal Bascomb (Arthur A. Levine, 2013)
  6. The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow (Balzer + Bray, 2011)
  7. Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust by Doreen Rappaport (Candlewick, 2012)
  8. Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit (Knopf, 2016)
  9. Dear Canada: Pieces of the Past: The Holocaust Diary of Rose Rabinowitz by Carol Matas (Scholastic Canada, 2013)
  10. The War Within These Walls by Aline Sax, illustrated by Caryl Strzelecki, translated by Laura Watkinson (Eerdmans, 2013)

There are many, many other fine books published. They span the spectrum of the Holocaust experience ranging from occupation and flight to liberation and recovery. Stay tuned for the launch of my Holocaust kidlit website and database along with the database’s analytical findings in June 2017.

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About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.
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